I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto and an Honours B.A. from McMaster University.
I am a sixth year graduate student pursuing my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University at Albany. I received my B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Oswego in 2012, and my M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University at Albany in 2015. My primary research interests involve music cognition and perception, specifically the components of music that facilitate memory for novel stimuli. My dissertation research will focus on investigating the process of music reading using our lab’s eye tracker. I am also a senior member of Dr. Tram Neill’s lab, and enjoy reading and playing the French horn in my free time.
Stephanie C. Crocco
I am currently a fifth year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at SUNY Albany. I received my B.A. in Psychology (2013) from SUNY Plattsburgh. I have both basic and applied research interests regarding human learning and memory that include the testing effect, proactive and retroactive interference effects, and mediation effects. I am also interested in research using eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, co-registration, and pupillometry to study reading processes and other aspects of memory and intelligence.
I am a fourth year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at University of Albany, SUNY. I received my M.S. (2014) in Experimental Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and my B.S. (2012) from Dickinson College. My research interests currently include memory (specifically the testing effect and the mediator effectiveness hypothesis), creativity and word associations, and expertise.
Eliza Barach (Lab Liason)
I am a second year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at University of Albany, SUNY. I received my B.A. in Psychology at University of Albany, SUNY in 2016. My general research interests include attention, memory, visual expertise and individual differences.
I am a second year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. My research interests include visual attention, using EEG and eye-tracking software, perception, and attention.
Undergraduate Research Assistants:
I am a current Junior at the University at Albany. I am an honors college student pursuing degrees in Biology and Psychology with a Pre-Medicine minor. I look forward to attending medical school after my undergraduate studies where I hope for a career as a radiologist. I have enjoyed learning about the Satisfaction of Search Phenomenon and am currently working on my Undergraduate Honors Thesis in the Visual Cognition Lab looking at eye movement during visual search tasks. I hope to have my project completed next semester and graduate in December 2018.
I recently graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2016 with a BA in psychology. My research interests are broad at the moment with hopes of narrowing down within the field of cognitive psychology. I have limited experience working in a lab setting so far, but I am eager to learn about the various data collection and analysis techniques that are necessary to work in an experimental setting.
I am an undergraduate student at the University at Albany, SUNY. I am pursuing a degree in psychology with an anthropology minor. I look forward to working in this lab setting as it will help me choose what field I will pursue in my graduate studies.
I am a junior here at the University at Albany. I am pursuing a degree in human biology with a psychology minor. I plan on attending nursing school after I graduate. This is my first experience in a research lab, but I am eager to learn and gain experience to help me in my future career.
I am a sophomore at the State University of New York at Albany where I double major in Chinese and Psychology. I plan to graduate a year early and will to begin applying to graduate programs in Psychology this semester. I hope that my experiences at the Visual Cognition Lab will provide me with a wide variety of skills which I can apply at graduate school and in my future profession.
We look forward to welcoming new members of the lab soon!
We are currently reviewing applications from undergraduate research assistants and graduate students. If you are interested joining us, find more information here!